4 Turkish Activists Released and Acquitted

Posted on: August 18th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – On August 14, Meysam Jolani and Tohid Amir Amini were released from Ardabil prison by the end of their sentences, on the other hand Aydin Zakeri and Saeed Babakishizadeh were acquitted from the charges in Meshkinshar court.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on August 14, Meysam Jolani and Tohid Amir Amini, two Turkish (Azari) activists were released from Ardabil prison by the end of their 6-month sentence. (more…)

Abbas Lesani and 11 other Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Posted on: May 31st, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Abbas Lesani, Turk (Azeri) activist who has been exiled to Adel-Abad prison in Shiraz, started a hunger strike in protest to preventing him from being released and fabricating a new case for him. At the same time, 11 other political prisoners started hunger strike in solidarity with him.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Abbas Lesani, Turk (Azeri) activist, who is being kept in Adel Abad prison of Shiraz in exile, was supposed to be released on May 18, but it was prevented due to a new case that has been opened for him. He has started a hunger strike in response. (more…)

Saeid Sadeghifar Released from Ardabil Prison

Posted on: May 24th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Saeid Sadeghifar, prisoner in Ardabil prison was release on 10th May, form Central Prison of this city, while physical condition of Morteza Parvin, one of the same case defendants, was reported unfavorable in the prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Saeid Sadeghifar after serving 65 days of his sentence was released from prison of Ardabil. (more…)

7 Civil Rights Activists in “not a Proper Situation” in Ardebil Prison

Posted on: April 10th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – The situation of 7 civil rights activists who are kept in Ardebil prison, has been described as “not proper” in a contact with their family.

According to the report of the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), 7 Turk (Azeri) civil rights activists named Tohid Amir Amini, Mortaza Parvin, Meisam Jolani, Saeed Sadeghifar, Saleh Pichganlo, Mostafa Parvin and Mohsen Mohsenzadeh who are serving their sentences in the Ardebil prison, complained about the whereabouts and have described their conditions as deplorable and intolerable, in contact with their families. (more…)

2 Other Civil Rights Activists Went to Ardebil Prison

Posted on: April 8th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Said Sadeghifar and Mohsen Mohsenzadeh, two civil rights activists introduced themselves to Ardebil prison to serve three months and one day in prison. On April 5, 2016 also five other citizens in this city on similar charges had introduced themselves to the prison.

According to the report of the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), two civil rights activists named Said Sadeghifar and Mohsen Mohsenzadeh for serving three months and one day in prison went to the central prison of Ardabil on April 6, 2016. (more…)

5 Civil Rights Activists Went to Ardebil Prison

Posted on: April 6th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Five civil rights activists named Rahim Gholami, Ali Vaseghi, Ali Kheyrjoo, Morteza Parvin, Mehrdad Shahbazi and Behruz Shahbazi were sent to Ardebil prison for serving their three-months-imprisonment and thirty lashes sentences.

According to the report of the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), each of these activists had been sentenced to three months in prison and thirty lashes in November 2015 on charges of “disturbing the public order and welfare by ethnic and nationalist slogans in the football stadium”. (more…)

Appeals Court Upheld Sentences of 5 Civil Rights Activists

Posted on: March 30th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – The sentences of five Turk (Azeri) activists who had protested at the television program “Fitileh” has been confirmed by the appeals court of Ardabil province. According to the sentence each of the defendants should serve 91 days in prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), judge Yosef Khodadadi of Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in Ardebil had sentenced five of these activists on the charge of “participation in the illegal gathering and collusion to disrupt the national security against” to three months and one day. The ruling was upheld by second branch of appeals court in Ardebil province headed by Anwar Eskandarzadeh. (more…)